It’s a photograph of my university that I took last year. Giving some artistic effects to the photo using a simple and stupid photo software makes it look like an oil painting and a dream land as well. Leeds, a lonely city, is giving me a mixed feeling…
It’s a self portrait for the age of 43. The first time using the newly bought pastel pencils didn’t feel as good as expected. They are as dirty as the soft pastels, which made me feel a little disappointed.
A good day to say goodbye. Tried oil pastels to draw a picture based on a still from an independent but very popular and interesting Chinese TV play. Although it was not easy to draw details using oil pastels, I decide to dump the soft pastels from now on.
Finding the truth is always better than knowing nothing although the truth is not that nice. Just know that oil pastels are more interesting and the soft ones are really bad.
I like the colour of blue as it always gives me a feeling of quietness. However, when I over highlight it, it becomes noisy. Perhaps a certain level of grayscale is better to reduce the tenseness.
I didn’t realise I’ve started to pay more attention to light and shadow when I took photographs. Perhaps my subconsciousness told me to do like this from a drawing point of view.
It is a drawing done with little patience. Things always change. But I hope I won’t change too much by losing patience that is important for me to finish a complicated thing such as drawing.